Fully Gold Gilded 18″ Green Tara Statue (24k Gold)
Our world class Green Tara statue was hand crafted by the artisans in Patan, Nepal. As a result, when you purchase this statue you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality statue. This is because the family caste of artisans who sculpted the statue used the traditional lost wax method. For many centuries, the Shakya caste has specialized in lost wax sculpting and gold gilded statues. Therefore, they have perfected their craft and the result is this splendid Green Tara statue.
Green Tara sits in open posture with one leg partially extended. This is an important aspect of the statue and symbolizes her readiness to rise to the assistance of her devotees. Additional, symbols include the two lotus flowers that are growing over her shoulders. The unopened lotus flower over her left shoulder represents what awaits devotees who diligently practice the Dharma. If so, the fruits of Nirvana will blossom before them. Additionally, the blossoming lotus over her right shoulder shows devotees the rewards of perfect practice and the subjugation of mundane desire.
The right hand of Green Tara is open faced and depicts the Varada “gift giving” mudra. Also, her left hand is open faced in front of her chest which symbolizes her unwavering dedication to her devotees. Additionally, her left hand depicts the Abhaya “protection and fearlessness” mudra. As such devotees are encouraged to try new things and overcome all obstructions to their spiritual realization.
This Green Tara statue depicts her wearing the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. The crown, jewels and details of her robe are decorated with colorful stones. Additionally, she sits on a single lotus pedestal and there is a vajra symbol carved onto the palm of each hand. Vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as “diamond or lightening bolt” in English.